In this problem-based learning activity, students learn how the intensity and distribution of rainfall and the structure of clouds are critical information for flight navigators. Students assume the role of climatologists and assist a newspaper reporter in determining the veracity of a pilot's statement about weather conditions he encountered in flight using TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) satellite data. The resource includes teacher notes, student worksheet, glossary and an appendix introducing problem-based learning. This resource is the second of the 3-part learning module, Investigating the Climate System:Precipitation.


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    Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Middle School,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,Cloud structure,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123145500T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 5,Upper Elementary,The nature of technology:Technology and society,Atmospheric science,Engineering,Technology,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,TRMM,Geoscience,Earth Science



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